Ubisoft Dodges Data Breach After Hackers Target 900GB of Sensitive Information



by SEDEDIN DEDOVIC

Ubisoft Dodges Data Breach After Hackers Target 900GB of Sensitive Information
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The company Ubisoft was the target of a hacking attack, during which the attackers tried to steal 900GB of sensitive data, including user information from the widely loved Rainbow Six Siege. VX-Underground, a respected online cyber security community, revealed the foiled attack, highlighting the ongoing game of cat and mouse between hackers and large corporations.

Attackers infiltrated Ubisoft's internal systems earlier this week, aiming to collect user data and steal critical internal resources. While the exact attack vector remains a mystery, VX-Underground reports suggest that the hackers accessed internal conversations on Microsoft Teams, SharePoint servers, Confluence platforms, and even the MongoDB Atlas database.

Although screenshots shared by the hackers purportedly show access to these systems, Ubisoft quickly detected the intrusion within 48 hours and shut down further access, potentially preventing a major data breach.

Attack failed

While some user data may have been accessed during the short period of the vulnerability, VX-Underground claims that the attacker's attempt to steal information from Rainbow Six Siege players was unsuccessful.

Ubisoft, remaining tight-lipped, confirmed an "alleged data security incident" but gave no further details, emphasizing the seriousness of the situation. This can only be proof of the ever-present threat posed by cybercrime.

Even companies like Ubisoft, with presumably robust security systems, are not immune to sophisticated attacks. Rapid response and containment protocols ultimately mitigated the impact of the attack. Companies of all sizes must constantly adapt and improve their security infrastructure to stay ahead of evolving cyber threats.

The potential consequences of such attacks extend far beyond financial losses. Breaches involving sensitive user data can damage, tarnish a brand's reputation, and cause lasting harm to individuals. This incident highlights the importance of strong security measures in protecting corporate and personal data.

Although in this case the attack was prevented, it points to the constant need for vigilance and improvement of security systems in order to avoid future security failures because we have noticed a lot of hacker attacks lately.